Today we look at values. They guide our lives and are like a compass to keep us on the straight and narrow.
You learned basic values as a young child. Those values evolved and you adapted them as you grew into adulthood.
Along the way things got a little murky. You may have questioned the values you learned. Sometimes you outright rejected them. But you didn’t set up a clear new system of values in their place.
Making a purpose driven life your replacement system helps your values become clear. You know for sure what’s most important to you.
You may choose family over a big raise or overtime. You may choose working hard now and saving up over instant gratification. You may choose going out and making friends or exercising (or both at once) over sleeping in on the weekend. You get the idea.
When you live with purpose… no matter how big or small those purposes may be… you live based on values. When you look at it and think about it for a minute, those values will become very clear to you.
You’ll learn what’s most important to you. That in turn will be a big help throughout the rest of your life.
When you get clear and defined values it becomes much easier to make daily decisions and choices. With your value compass in place, you only have to ask yourself if what you are doing is aligning with those values.
That in turn makes your life a lot easier. You no longer have to agonize or second guess yourself. Instead, you make your decision and are confident that it’s the right one.
Having a moral compass and set of values gives you a lot of confidence. You know, without a doubt, that you’re doing the right thing and are moving in the right direction.
Between that and the passion and excitement a purpose driven life brings, you’ll feel like you’re on the right path. That takes a lot of stress, worry, and second guessing out of the equation, which is a very good thing.
You’re calm as you move through life. Making decisions, taking actions, and moving along becomes almost effortless.
I’m sure you’ve noticed people around you who have strong purpose and values. They stride through life instead of stumbling.
That’s our intention. And it’s a major part of this 30 Day Living with Purpose challenge. Start paying attention to your own moral compass and values.
They’ll serve you well on this sometimes complicated and demanding path called life.
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